Weekend Reads Before Frankenstorm Hits

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If you’re living any where near the East coast of the United States, you’ve probably heard of Frankenstorm by now. Everyone is preparing for the combination of Hurricane Sandy, a nor’easter, and a blizzard to hit somewhere between Virginia Beach and New York City. All the meteorologists are freaking out. I feel like I’m in […]

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Review: The Twelve by Justin Cronin

As much as I tried to savor reading the 568 pages of  The Twelve  by Justin Cronin, the novel didn’t even have a chance. One evening I barely read because I got myself all creeped out. The book wasn’t as creepy as The Passage, but I got all worked up imagining the scary vampires. Ok, on to the […]

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What I’ll Be Reading This Weekend

It finally arrived! This weekend I’m going to ignore my kids (sort of) and dive into Justin Cronin’s The Twelve . I started Wednesday night but got a little creeped out in my quiet apartment. What are you reading this weekend? 

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Book Review: The Cutting Season by Attica Locke

The Cutting Season by Attica Locke

I was hoping that I could give you an update on Justin Cronin’s The Twelve  but it didn’t arrive today. I was not a happy camper! Maybe in a couple of days. The first book I picked up from my Blogalicious book haul was The Cutting Season by Attica Locke. The novel appealed to me because it’s set in Ascension Parish, […]

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2012 Reading Goal Update

I’m not sure if I ever announced it here, but my goal for 2012 is to read 100 books. And books I read for my kids don’t count. At first I thought, why not aim for 52 books, one per week. One hundred is such a pretty, round number.     Thien-Kim’s bookshelf: read More […]

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Book Club Day: The Black Count by Tom Reiss

Reading about someone who lived over 250 years ago is always fascinating: their accomplishments, their beliefs, their family. It still amazes me when something that happened  so long ago resonates with present day.  In The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo biographer Tom Reiss recreates life for a mixed man during […]

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